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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 10:41 am 

Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:04 pm
Posts: 2044
Location: Gatineau, Quebec
Hi all -

I got this email a week or so ago from a very concerned mother regarding Booster Juice:

Hi Karen -
I wanted to let you know about Booster Juice. They offer a huge array of smoothies. All have sorbet added to them (except 3). Nowhere does it say sorbet is added to the smoothies. This is important as the sorbet contains traces or peanuts and nuts. I know this because my daughter had one and we had to go to CHEO. Thankfully she was ok. I did talk to the owner and to the head office in Edmonton. I was told they will put up a sign saying their sorbet MAY contain traces of peanut and nuts. It still doesn't say the sorbet is added to all the smoothies. This happened on March 20th/08 and they still don't have any signs up. Also, the staff was not aware of the peanuts and nuts as they told me there was none when I bought the smoothie. Supposedly the staff had been currently told of the sorbet. I hope you can help me get the word out. I don't want this happening again; someone could die. This was a very scary experience.


So that is FYI...!!

On the heels of that, I just got a call from a reporter from The Ottawa Citizen who is following up on this story. Apparently Booster Juice does have the information about the sorbet potentially containing peanuts and tree nuts in their staff reference guide, but the particular employee who this mother asked did not have that information...

The Citizen will likely run this story today or tomorrow.


Karen, proud Mom of
- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma

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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 5:26 pm 
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Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:39 pm
Posts: 2987
Location: Toronto
I was going to say that the mother should really tell CFIA. (Though I guess a Citizen story will get the msg. out.)

That's too risky - should have better alert system or signage.

Allergic to soy, peanut, shellfish, penicillin

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